Episode 2751

Volunteer Gardener

June 20, 2019

Season 27 | Episode 51

On Nashville Public Television’s Volunteer Gardener, we tour a backyard landscape that represents lots of planning and ‘toil in the soil’. We showcase some exceptional native plants and proven hybrids and highlight realistic growth expectations and growing conditions. We visit a demonstration garden on a community college campus.

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Community Garden at Volunteer State Community College on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Community Garden at Volunteer State Community College

The Sumner County Master Gardeners of TN maintain a large demonstration garden on the campus of Volunteer State Community College. The goal of this garden is to educate the students and the public on the varieties of vegetables, herbs, perennials and fruiting shrubs that thrive in the middle TN climate. We'll take you on a tour.

evermore garden: developed over time on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

evermore garden: developed over time

We take a tour of a backyard landscape that is the culmination of a lot of planning, a lot of toiling in the soil, and a lot of together time for the married couple who have worked in phases over many years to create their 'happy place'.

Plants that Please on NPT's Volunteer Gardener

Plants that Please

Troy Marden spotlights a whole host of tried and true native plant specimens and proven hybrids. Realistic growth expectations, growing conditions and attributes are discussed for each selection.